'Late Mail': An Adventure in the World of 'The Dark Eye'

Start Time: Friday 2:00 PM
Location:Overton 04
Game Master(s): Verena Sutherland
Game System:The Dark Eye, 5th Edition
Duration:4 hours
Player Max:4
Signed up:5
Track(s):Role Playing (RPG)
Event Type:Game
Experience Level:Beginner
Age group:Over 12

The Dark Eye has been around since 1984 as “Das Schwarze Auge” and is often described as Germany's premiere roleplaying system. It has finally reached the English-speaking market with a translation of its 5th edition.
In this session, you will have the opportunity to explore Aventuria, the world of the Dark Eye, with a German who's been playing in this system since the early 1990s. Aventuria is best described as a medium-high fantasy world full of intricate detail and color with regions and peoples ranging from feudal empires to nomadic step cultures, replete with gods, beasts, and artifacts, but first and foremost with a focus on human drama.
We’re going to dive into a module called “Late Mail”, which is not yet available in English (except for when translated by a real-life German for you). Expect a story-driven session with a focus on character play and rollicking adventure.
I’ll provide characters and give a brief world and rules overview before play begins. The system itself is rather crunchy, but we’ll keep it light to make it possible to jump into play quickly. Bring D20s and a D6 if you have them handy – but I’ll of course have some ready as well.